Vikings And The Supernatural – Eternal: A Shieldmaiden Ghost Story From Black Mask In January

by Hannah Means Shannon

In January, Black Mask Studios will be publishing new 64-page story Eternal, bringing us what looks like some great reading for winter.

Eric Zawadzki (artist The Dregs), Dee Cunniffe (colorist The Dregs), and Ryan K Lindsay (writer Beautiful Canvas) are the creators on Eternal described by Black Mask as “a powerful blend of action, characterization, heart, and bloody swordfighting”. It’s also described as “a Shieldmaiden Ghost Story” on its title page, setting it within viking tradition.

Black Mask describes Eternal thus:

A group of isolated shieldmaidens protect their village against a tide of men who think they can take their land from them. Vif takes her band of women off viking to quell the advances of a loitering mystical scumbag, Bjarte. But some battles rage on inside us long after the field is empty, and some opponents won’t ever stay down. Eternal is a haunting story of how vulnerable you make yourself when trying to protect everything around you.

This oversized bande dessinee graphic novella is a love letter to brutal violence and eternal emotions. With hyperdetailed art and gorgeous fluid motion from artist Eric Zawadzki [hot off THE DREGS], this story will be one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking things you will read all year. Written by Ryan K Lindsay, known for marrying emotion to genre in BEAUTIFUL CANVAS and the award winning NEGATIVE SPACE, this self-contained story is aimed to be a boutique item for your shelves, and a gateway gift to others you know and love.

And here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming up in Eternal: